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Wandering Fire. Russia

ID #1699627081
Added Fri, 10/11/2023
Author July N.

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Konovalov Vyacheslav Filippovich writes to the Commission on the:

Having accidentally read an article in the newspaper "Trud" "So, UFO?" by correspondent V. Vostrukhin. Where is the request to inform who has seen this.

I want to tell you what I had to see as a child. We lived then in the Vladimir region. In a small state farm "giant, it is about 8 km from "Kovrov" now "Dekterev". It was the autumn of 1953, there was already a little snow. I went to school, my mother took me to the outskirts, because I was afraid of dogs. It was necessary to go more than 2 km to the neighboring village of "Luknovo". And so there was an old cemetery on the road. It had what we called crypts then. Several, as one might say, boxes with graves. The drawings on them are very well executed, I can't say what they are made of, that is, these crypts are made of cement or gypsum. they are located in an even row, a few meters from the road, 50 meters. Now the most important thing. I see a ball flying in front of me over the forest, but it looks more like a flying snake, because it has a tail. Its color is pink, but not bright. It was flying slowly, so I had a good look. The size is not large approximately, even smaller than a soccer ball. describing a slow arc, he hit these crypts, we can say it turned out like a big explosion. There was no sound, only flames in all directions. Of course, I came to my senses after that and ran as fast as I could on the way to school. I ran all the way to school without rest. I was 8 years old, of course I was scared. No one believes who I haven't told what I've seen in my life. others say it's a ball lightning. Here I want to find out from you what it was, if you can answer. Sorry for my writing, but this is the reading truth that I saw.


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Meteor, "shooting star" is a phenomenon that occurs when small meteor bodies (for example, fragments of comets or asteroids) burn up in the Earth's atmosphere. A similar phenomenon of greater intensity (brighter than magnitude -4) it's called a fireball.


This category includes not only pyrotechnic projectiles visible in the sky, but also traces of exploded projectiles, their fragments and other similar activities. 

Pyrotechnics is a branch of technology related to the technology of preparing combustible compounds and burning them to obtain a certain signal or effect.

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Ball lightning

A rare natural phenomenon, a unified physical theory of the origin and course of which has not been presented to date.

There are about 200 theories explaining the phenomenon, but none of them has received absolute recognition in the academic environment. Since this phenomenon was introduced into the scientific sphere by the English physician and researcher of electrical engineering William Snow Harris in 1843, and a scientist of the French Academy Francois Arago in 1855, many hypotheses were put forward. Here are selectively some of them:


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